The PERT math test has 30 multiple choice questions (25 scored questions and 5 operational, not scored, questions).
These math questions are mainly taken from topics ranging from basic algebra through college algebra. NO
CALCULATORS ARE ALLOWED ON THE TEST - a basic calculator pops up on screen for only a few questions.
The PERT test is not timed, so take your time and work carefully. You should schedule at least two (2) hours to
successfully complete this section of the PERT test. The test is computer adaptive meaning your next question is
chosen based on your previous answer. You will not be able to return to a previous question on the test; therefore,
it is very important to get the algebra questions correct so the test will not take you back to arithmetic questions and.
place you in remedial math classes.
Note: No college credits are given for remedial math classes.
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- PASSING SCORE: 114 - 150
Based on 25 scored math questions on the PERT math, here is a scoring range guide:
Test Score Range.
Note: The PERT math test score range is based on an estimate of the number of correct answers out of 25 scored questions.
Detailed PERT Math Practice Test questions with step-by-step solution and explanations - offers bonus practice
questions. PERT Math Study Guide comes with complete solving guidelines and practice questions to give you
a thorough practice for the math section of the PERT test. Good Luck and Happy PERT Math Practicing.
Use the PERT Math Scoring Guide below to understand the number of correct answers you will need on
the algebra section of the PERT test to achieve a passing test score. Scores in the orange and green range
indicate a passing score - you will be allowed to register for college-level math courses.
Your Path To A High PERT Math Test Score
Before taking the PERT test
PERT Math Practice Test 2 & 3
will be available by March 31st.
Available for download now!
PERT Math Practice Tests & PERT Math Study Guide
The PERT math subtest has shown to be the most challenging section for most students with almost 80% of
students receiving low scores, less than 114 points, on the test. This is the main reason for giving success
tips to help students with scoring high on this very important test.
The key to success on the math section of the PERT is PREPARATION! Students should not take or retake
the PERT test without thoroughly knowing the level of difficulty and types of questions that are on this test.
Practice before you take your test! Use as many resources as possible to practice and refresh
your skills before taking the actual test and keep a positive attitude while preparing.
Refresh and develop your arithmetic skills.
Refresh and develop your algebra skills.
Practice and know your multiplication - no calculator allowed for most questions on the test.
Taking the PERT on test day
Schedule ample time to take your test - at least two (2) hours is a highly recommended guide
Make sure you are not tired or hungry - many students earn low scores because of these factors.
Read and follow the directions for each question carefully - known to increase test scores.
Take your time on each question - for accuracy, re-do each question (3 or 4 times if necessary);.
also remember, THERE IS NO TIME LIMIT FOR THE PERT TEST.
Keep calm throughout the test - test anxiety usually subside shortly after starting.
Keep a positive attitude while taking your test - known to increase test scores.
Most of all - STAY FOCUSED ON YOUR TEST - do not worry about others leaving the testing.
room; there are usually many different tests being administered throughout the day.